Liposuction: Staying Healthy Following Your Procedure
Liposuction is a big investment with results that certainly pay off. Unwanted fat that you’ve struggled with for years disappears, leaving you with a perfected shape and gorgeous contours. We’re certain you’ll love your new look, but be aware that you have to do your part after surgery if you want to keep it.
Diet and Exercise – Essential Before and After Surgery
Many people mistakenly believe liposuction is a way to lose weight. It isn’t. Although you will likely drop a few pounds after the procedure, the biggest benefits come not from the pounds lost, but from the ability to shape and sculpt the body while eliminating stubborn fat. Even with an impeccable diet and hours at the gym, some fat just won’t go away and liposuction is a great way to remove this fat. Before surgery, be at your target weight; if you lose a little weight in surgery, that is okay, but it shouldn’t be your primary goal.
A healthy diet and a good exercise routine before surgery will help make your body strong and healthy. This can lead to an easier recovery and better results from your procedure. Additionally, it helps you to establish good health habits before liposuction so you can keep up your results after surgery.
After surgery, eating the right foods and getting plenty of exercise (after you’ve fully healed of course) remains important. Although liposuction is permanent, fat can return to other areas of the body. Use liposuction to jump start your new body and use good health habits to keep up your results.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips for a Gorgeous Post-Liposuction Body
One of the best ways to keep up your post-liposuction body is through living a healthy lifestyle. Here are great tips for making that happen:
- Be Active – Hitting the gym is important, but you’d be surprised how much impact an active lifestyle outside of the gym can have. Find little ways to move more like parking further from stores, taking the stairs, or skipping TV for a walk.
- Focus on Fruits and Vegetables – We all love a juicy steak or a piece of fried chicken, but the basis of meals should be healthy fruits and vegetables. Other great additions to a healthy diet are whole grains, low fat dairy, and lean proteins.
- Hit Your Calorie Goals – You don’t have to count every calorie, but you should know how much food you need and focus on not exceeding that. Having a calorie goal for each day and trying to stay within your range can help you stay at a healthy weight.
- Exercise Often – The CDC recommends that adults get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes each week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening activity at least twice a week. Are you getting enough?
If you’re ready to take control of your shape and achieve the contours you’ve always wanted, give us a call today at 415-362-2238 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matarasso. Once you achieve that stunning body, use these tips to keep it up.